The 7 apps to make the most of New York City

If you’re looking to tap into that NYC lifestyle, these apps are a must-download.

View out to New York City. Image credit: Christian Ladewig/Unsplash
View out to New York City. Image credit: Christian Ladewig/Unsplash

Having an app in New York City that gets you into exclusive restaurants or the backseat of premium chauffeured vehicles is what will elevate your city experience.

Here’s a list of the best apps out there to embrace the New York City lifestyle.


SELECT – The next-generation black card

The application process might be tough, with only 40 percent reportedly successful, but the rewards are never-ending with SELECT.

Getting invited to menu tastings and cocktail receptions, exclusive events during New York Fashion Week, and private gallery openings is easy for SELECT’s black metal card members.

A SELECT membership also offers discounted rates across a range of hotels, products, and services not just in New York, but around the world.

The members-only SELECT app also offers white-glove concierge service to assist with hotel bookings, restaurant reservations, and personalized recommendations.

Soho House New York -Three locations to enjoy

With an Every House membership, members can easily hop between SoHo House hotels in the Meatpacking District, Lower East Side, and Dumbo.

A Soho House membership not only gets you into these three locations in New York – and others around the world – it also provides a space where you can learn, work, and play in style.

The Soho House app gives you easy access to rooms, events, classes, and screenings across the city.

Soho House app in New York City gets you access to a hotel in trendy Dumbo.
Dumbo, a neighborhood in New York City. Image credit: valor kopeny/Unsplash

ByNext – On-demand laundry service app in New York City

ByNext gives you your time back by taking care of all your laundry and cleaning needs on-demand.

Services include dry cleaning, laundered shirts, wash and fold, and alteration/tailoring that can be turned around the next day if requested.

ByNext also offers apartment cleaning services by professional cleaners for one-off or scheduled cleaning.


Blacklane – A better way to travel in NYC

Elevate your quick pickup or scheduled transfer with Blacklane’s service in New York.

When you download the Blacklane app, you can book rides immediately to get across town or schedule them in advance for airport transfers or longer-distance rides out to nearby cities, including Philadelphia, Montauk, and Boston.

The app makes it easy to manage your rides whenever you like. Blacklane’s fixed-price rides mean you don’t need to worry about hidden costs when you make a booking.

Blacklane is the app in New York City you need to get across town.
Blacklane chauffeurs are there for you, wherever you want you go.


NYC Covid Safe – A vaccine passport app in New York City

The NYC Covid Safe app is a no-brainer – being able to show digital proof of your vaccination makes moving through the city that much easier.

All you need to do is upload a photo of your CDC vaccination card along with your photo ID and you’re good to go.

Performix – Real-time fitness

Performix House is considered one of the swankiest gyms in New York City, complete with infrared saunas, laundry service, and nutrition plans.

While a membership at the gym is hard to come by – you need to fill out a questionnaire and have a phone interview to be accepted – their app is much easier to access.

It offers real-time workouts and meditation and recovery techniques from expert trainers all from the comfort of your home.

Soothe – Access spa treatments from home

What’s better than a hot stone massage? A deep-tissue massage that comes to you. 

Soothe provides a platform for you to connect with a range of spa services – from massage, to facials, to haircare – without having to leave your home.

Download the app and incorporate a little more self-love into your lifestyle.